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WannaBeVagabomd 03-05-2014 04:06 AM

Muzzle Brake for a bolt gun?
 
Can anyone recommend a muzzle brake for a .308? Yeah I know the recoil isn't anything to write home about on it, but when I have a distance of 400-500 yards, I hate having to look all over for my target when the muzzle jumps around. It's going on a short build.

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JimRau 03-05-2014 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by WannaBeVagabomd (Post 1522545)
Can anyone recommend a muzzle brake for a .308? Yeah I know the recoil isn't anything to write home about on it, but when I have a distance of 400-500 yards, I hate having to look all over for my target when the muzzle jumps around. It's going on a short build.

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Hi-Tech Customs Colorado Springs, Co. Rich actuly builds the brake to fit the gun and the tolerance are VERY close so it is much more efficient:) than the 'out of box' one size for several guns.
If you have a problem locating them PM me.

JonM 03-05-2014 06:32 PM

surefire brakes are superb in 308. my wife is running one on her savage 10 and the thing just comes straight back recoil is on par with a typical .223 rifle.

WannaBeVagabomd 03-06-2014 01:47 PM

Do either of these have decent muzzle flash and noise for a muzzle brake? A guy got beat to a pulp on Cushman the other day because his gun was so unpleasant to be around. I'd rather not have the same situation.

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JimRau 03-06-2014 10:12 PM

Of all the brakes I am familiar with none are very friendly to bystanders. :eek:
But the Hi-Tech brake was tested at the shooters ear and found to be no louder than a rifle with a shortened bbl (20 inch). I was there and witnessed those tests and wrote an article about them.

p35bhp55 03-06-2014 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by WannaBeVagabomd (Post 1523580)
Do either of these have decent muzzle flash and noise for a muzzle brake? A guy got beat to a pulp on Cushman the other day because his gun was so unpleasant to be around. I'd rather not have the same situation.

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Beat to a pulp? Guess he ran out of ammo.

WannaBeVagabomd 03-06-2014 11:53 PM

The old timers will beat the crap out of you if you break the rules or act like a jerk. It's kinda how the open range works. He was using a 7mm with a tank brake.

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mrm14 03-07-2014 12:05 AM

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WannaBeVagabomd 03-07-2014 10:26 PM

Has anyone had experience with the AAC Brakeout Muzzle/Flash Hider combo? Sounds like an effective way to avoid a beating and reduce recoil.

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JTJ 03-07-2014 11:10 PM

Muzzle brakes should be banned from ranges. I agree with the old timers. I had a woman shooter move in next to me and cut loose with a 300 win mag with muzzle brake. The side blast went behind my glasses from the left side. I had to go to the ophthalmologist the next day for prescription eye drops. I came close to permanent eye damage plus being out $50 for the doctor and meds. Bring baffles with you and clamp them to the bench to eliminate hitting the shooters next to you with the blast or go on a not busy day. She and her husband were told to leave by the range master since they had caused an injury. I would have gotten their names and billed them if I had realized how serious as it was.


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